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The destabilising decade

In his last blog of the year, Jim looks back on the most turbulent decade ever in British politics. It began with Gordon Brown determined to make Labour the natural party of power and ended with it looking unlikely they…
chris
19th December 2019
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Get Powerhouse done!

In his final Downtown Monthly blog for 2019, Downtown Political Editor, Jim Hancock explores what the result of the 2019 General Election might have in store.
chris
17th December 2019
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Johnson could sweep the North West

Read Jim's blog for a comprehensive analysis of the key battleground seats in the North West. It doesn't paint a pretty picture for Labour who are switching tactics to try and shore up their position in the region.
chris
28th November 2019
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The Pork Barrel election

Let's see the manifestos! That's Jim's plea this week as he casts a sceptical eye on the huge number of big spending promises that are being revealed in a piecemeal fashion as the election campaign continues.
chris
14th November 2019
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Northern Powerhouse on Election warpath

This week Jim praises the Northern Powerhouse Partnership for going on election attack over devolution. He also doubts if the false starts made by the Tories and Labour will matter much in 6 weeks time and calls for a new…
chris
7th November 2019
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General Election only hope for Remain

This week Jim comes out in favour of a General Election as the only way of stopping Brexit, the case for which is strengthened after publication of the Withdrawal Bill. However, he admits it would be a gamble for a…
chris
24th October 2019